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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 9 Hansard (11 August) . .

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MADAM SPEAKER: I uphold the point of order and again draw the minister's attention to the provisions of standing order 118(a)—that the answer to the question should be concise and directly relevant to the question. Minister Berry.

MS BERRY: Madam Speaker, I am trying to explain again about the priority housing list. It is a bit hypothetical to be making an assumption about what the housing lists are going to be after the housing tenants along Northbourne Avenue, as well as in the city, are moved into housing that is being built across the ACT. I cannot see what is going to happen in the future after people have moved on—whether Housing ACT lists are going to go up or down. I cannot answer a hypothetical question, Madam Speaker.

Tourism—Canberra visitor centre

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Minister for Tourism and Events. Chief Minister, what is the future of the Canberra visitor centre on Northbourne Avenue? Has the site been sold; and if so, when will the visitor centre be relocated and where to?

MR BARR: I thank the shadow minister for the question. This was the subject of discussion in budget estimates; so I have—

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! I would like to hear Mr Barr.

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mr Hanson!

MR BARR: There is no new information that has arisen between today and when we last discussed this, Mr Smyth, a matter of weeks ago. As was discussed in estimates, the government is examining Regatta Point in partnership with the National Capital Authority as a potential new home for the Canberra visitor information centre.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Chief Minister, what information has been conveyed to the staff and volunteers of the visitor centre about the future of the centre?

MR BARR: The staff and volunteers are aware that a potential move for the centre from its current location to a potential new location at Regatta Point is being considered.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, given that Northbourne is the main approach route for tourists entering Canberra by car—


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